Kia Motors Korea drops new image and more information about Ray’s engine / gearbox options
Kia has finally released some additional official details about the all-new Ray city car, which made its official “on-line” premiere last week with the release of first official images.
Set to go on sale next week, the 2013 Ray will be marketed exclusively in South Korea where it will be available with Kia’s new 1.0L Kappa engine.
Initially, the Ray will only be available with the 1.0L three-cylinder gasoline engine, while later, the vehicle will also get a full-electric powertrain.
We have no information about the Ray all electric model at this point, but we do know that the gasoline-powered Kia Ray will generate 78 horsepower and 9.6 kilogram-meters of torque.
Mated to the fuel-sipping 3-cylinder engine will be the 4-speed automatic transmission.
With an overall length of 3.595 mm, an overall width of 1.595 mm and overall height of 1.700 mm, the new Kia Ray will offer plenty of room inside the cabin and seating for four adults.
For the ease of entry, the new Kia city-car features a rear sliding door on the passenger side and a conventional rear door on the driver’s side.
The 2013 Kia Ray will be equipped with latest safety features such as 6-airbags, ABS and vehicle dynamic control-VDC system and will also host a plethora of luxury features including heated steering wheel and seats, dual zone air condition, smart key, push button start and super vision cluster among others.